It can’t be an accident that the vast majority of top riders have a team around them supporting their career. Horses and riders work better when they’re engaged in a routine. The combined talents of the team at Collective Equestrian mean that no matter your level we will be able to work with you to create a routine for your horse and yourself that allows you to make the most of your daily riding. Whether you choose to join us at Collective Equestrian on a full training livery package, come several times a month for some private tuition, or simply join a weekly group lesson, you’ll find that riding in an atmosphere which is at once supportive and encouraging yet also challenging and engaging improves your riding and your competitive prospects. Lastly, sport is nothing if it doesn’t change us. We believe that when we get it right riding makes us better people.
In this week's training video, Collective's Alex Harrison works on medium canter with 5 year old Hero. In medium canter the aims are to show lengthening of the frame of the horse, a clear transition and to remain under control. "It's important to be brave, even if you are not feeling too brave yourself!"
I love that wicker when you walk into the barn. Even if your late they’re pleased to see you. You don’t get that at home 😂😍😘❤️❤️❤️
I love my job as it funds my horses and when that's not enough I really love my credit card 😀 😀 xxx
I love seeing my kids being outside and enjoying their ponies and sharing my love of horses, even though it does usually involve a lot of mud at the moment 😂😍😍😍
I love the smell of good haylage, even more than Chanel no 5 😂😂 💕💕💕
❤️ When my horse grooms me back ❤️ My horses face when you find the best massage spot ❤️ It when my horse recognises me as I walk on the yard ❤️ When my horse wraps her neck round me to give me a cuddle ❤️ When you get a light bulb moment in training ❤️ Pizza 🍕
I love ♥️ the freedom of just pottering around the countryside with my best friend 🐴⭐️ Clears your head and worries, takes you into different world!
I love the “Eureka” moment when you & your horse find you really CAN do something!
I ❤️ my daughter!!!! And the awesome smile on her face when she's bombing about on her pony 🦄!!! Makes it all worth it & it's a very special relationship that only they have, they are making memories that she will treasure forever! You never forget your first pony 💕💕💕
I 💗 the unconditional love that my best friend 🐴 gives me every single day of the year. He always puts a smile on my face 🙂 x
I love being allowed to canter down the middle row of the poles as Elizabeth says Will has been good this lesson 😍😍😍 yippee!!
I just love being happy and having the freedom that we enjoy in this part of the world. I love getting up each morning ready to enjoy a new day, whatever it might bring. And I love spending time with my pony and enjoying the countryside while hacking. :)
Think 'afternoon naps' needs to be nearer the top of this list for Kathryn Gallagher !!
Walking down the line of boxes in the yard after evening stables
Alls quiet except the contented munching of hay and haylage by the horses
The sound of horses eating theirs hay nets in the dry and warm with a subtle back drop of torrential rain outside 🙅🏼♂️
I love my horses for letting me share their lives with them.💕💖
I love getting up early to muck out and work 3 horses only to have a howling gain, sideways rain and cold, before going to job on mounted section to ride again!!! Had to buy pancakes for all just to make day better!!! X
I love the buzz of a great training session when things just click and feel easy... and you finally feel like a proper team. 🐴❤️
...(just hope you can recreate it all again next time out!).
I love the feeling of spring being on its way. The snowdrops and primroses just starting to come through and the odd daff too!
My horse cantered to me in the field and I feel so loved
I love working with 'quirky' horses and building a bond with them so instead of running away when they see you they run towards you and accept you as part of their 'herd' 😍
Things I love:
All my fabulous friends at Collective,
Collective days out,
Pinching the chocolate that I've brought!
Entering Collective competitions!
I love the look of the little faces every time we take the collective team quest riders out!! All of them!
The wins they accomplish and the pure happiness of friendship when they are all together! That's just perfect, everytime!!
Box rest, calling the vet out AGAIN, having a princess of a horse who can only function when conditions are perfect and many, many, many pads to go under the saddle all at once 😂😂😂. Joking aside, I love seeing my two girls so happy to see and sniff each other every time they see each other, as if they've not seen each other for weeks despite being turned out together, doing everything together and being stabled next to each other. It is very cute and warms my 💖 (only Alex will understand any of this!!)
I'm sorry but this really IS gonna sound SO corny but I'm being totally honest when I say that I just love the guys and horses that are Collective Equestrian 😍 It always brightens my day when I'm out and one of you is at the same venue ... as you are all just such a pleasure to watch (I have to admit that my favourite combination is Jonny and Zick Zack Toftegaard tho 😍 and I'd just love the chance to have a training session with him 😁)
We are looking for an apprentice to join our successful team. The position is live-in and your own horse is welcome. 5.5 days per week, 4 weeks paid holiday per year. Livery and training included your own horse. Accommodation included and all live-in utility bills paid for. £500 salary per month. An apprenticeship at Collective Equestrian means you get plenty of training from the three international dressage riders on site. It suits someone who is motivated and is looking to progress both competitively and professionally. Staff on site are qualified to UKCC3 and BHSI standard.
Top class facilities including indoor and outdoor arenas, monarch stables within two american barns. Fantastic newly refurbished accommodation on site. Range of horses on site from youngsters to eventers to international Grand Prix dressage.
Please email your application and CV to email@example.com
Whilst Jonny and Alex have enjoyed a long weekend in New York, it has been another busy weekend at Curls Farm. Elizabeth Allen has been enjoying being cast-free and crutchless and has another 6 weeks of riding without stirrups ahead of her - just don't tell her she missed No Stirrup November!!
Saturday and Sunday saw plenty of riders coming in for another pole work clinic with the Banwell Pony Club riders also enjoying their sessions! As well as several of our Collective TeamQuest riders using to poles to improve their accuracy and horse's suppleness. Yesterday the Mendip Farmers' Hunt Pony CLub spent the morning learning about straightness and control of their horse's outside shoulder also with the help of plenty of poles!
The next pole work date is rapidly filling up, so book now if you would like a slot on the 4th March! ... See MoreSee Less